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millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
of people informed. we greatly appreciate it. that's more for us. more on superstorm sandy all night on cnn. >>> hello, welcome to cnn's special coverage of the super storm sandy. we want to welcome our international viewers as well from around the world. it's 1:00 in the morning east coast time here in atlanta and we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all hour long. really into the night. no hype, overestimates or anything on this one. damage estimates are in the billions. sandy is big. sandy is powerful and she is a killer. already at least 12 people have been reported dead in the u.s. five alone in new york. 5.3 million people are without power. 23 states are under wind advisories. damage from the wind alone could top $3 million. and sandy is already response iblg f67 deaths in caribbeans. >> roads flooded out. the water rising above the cars in some locals. this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the u.s. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, you name it, even snowstorms are threatening the l
sandy but first meteorologist topper shutt in the weather center. >> i could have been in many ways, we were lucky. of course some folks would argue with that. but i think across the board, we were pretty lucky. let's start with the radar picture and still under the influence in you will of the circulation of quote sandy unquote. we still have showers around the metro area and it's kind of weird with the southwest wind we have temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. so it feels like march outside and notice the showers go all the way back to -- chicago. this is still a pretty big storm. we'll zo in a little bit. some showers around the beltway and some snow you mp the divide into garrett county. this is pretty good snow going on too. pictures coming up in about a 15 minutes or so -- 15 minutes or so. mixture of snow and rain in cumberland and a cold rain winchester northward. the historical perspective of sandy. largest hurricane by diameter. 945 miles in diameter. igor was 920 and olga back in 1921 with 965 miles. for better perspective we'll move the hurricane on land okay and
storms as he seen. this one caught him by surprise. unbelievable. >> it was the perfect storm. sandy fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the
plant in new jersey. just one of many major problems caused by sandy. >>> and snow and a lot of it. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is tuesday, october 30th, 2012. right now sandy being blamed for at least 16th deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. almost 200,000 customers in our area in the dark because of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. >>> let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet. people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
your head-start to home cooked. >>> fog the big story nationwide sandy. good morning thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. president obama has declared new york and long island disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that w
>>> good morning more on sandy in just a moment. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. i saw fog, low clouds and had to drive through dense fog. >> definitely dense fog out there. live doppler shows that it is dry other than that fog and mist hanging in the air this morning. fog advisories until 9:00 for the north bay valleys, along the coast, it looks like that's where going to stay into san francisco, the fog is not listening the fog has moved to the east bay shore, quarter mile at hayward, half mile oakland now it has moved into parts of the east bay valleys, concord 3/4 of a mile, quarter mile north bay valleys where thickest and most widespread now going to stay that way until at least 9:00 then a slow reveal of sunshine like we had yesterday, with the hraoet area -- least likely area to get sun at the coast. -- most of our sunshine in the east bay valleys, mid to upper 70s for you. now traffic. >>> san rafael here the fog fairly thick south 101 past civic center, tail lights disappearing in the fog as you head southbound. the it does get patchy and
>> and super storm sandy is going through the east coast. this storm has millions of people without power this morning. many of them are stranded and the public transit is down in new york. >> here in asbury park new jersey flooding is a major issue that people are waking up to. this is what we have been seeing from street to street. and this stop sign was knocked down and as people wake up they found that their home was full of water. sandy slammed into new jersey at 80 mi. per hour. the storm did major damage to the new york area. a number of new york subway systemer i stating that they hae never experienced anything like this before. they stated that sandy has wreaked havoc on their transportation system. >> we knew that the storm would be very dangerous and it has met our expectations. we are seeing a lot of water throughout manhattan new york. >> speaking of power outages here in new jersey there are 2.3 million people without power. more than 7 million people are without power due to the storm. this is a very cold and windy day. teachin >> a live picture here shows west 57th s
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
sandy. much of that devastation centered on new jersey where the powerful storm came ashore. a storm almost 900 miles wide, growing rest were from the atlantic at 30 miles-per-hour last night. hurricane sandy was a monster storm, one that has killed at least 39 people in this country after killing nearly 70 people in the caribbean since last friday. hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as the storm advanced in its wake billions of dollars in damage, more than 8 million people tonight without power. the hurricane slammed into the northeast with winds upwards of 90 miles-per-hour and a record-breaking 14-foot east coast storm surge, tearing up coastal communities up and down the eastern seaboard. sandy making her landfall in southern new jersey and, as you can see, the resort-laden jersey shore beach communities were among the hardest hit. you're looking at the most recent overhead images, punishing winds and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not sp
>>> one school feeling the affects of sandy. pendleton county on a two-hour delay. >> 44 degrees out there. cold start to the day. we're hoping the rain has moved out and we can have calm back in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchi
to the extreme weather we are experiencing that is monster storm sandy lashing out at the northeast leaving millions and millions of people without power. at least 16 people dead so far. take a look at some of these incredible images we have gotten in. in queens new york towned power lines sparking a massive fire there. you can see that in the top box. in norfolk virginia front yards completely flooded there. one of the hard ets hit areas jersey shore. atlantic city is now under water. >> we live team coverage for you this morning. todd is live and marine awe molina in the weather center kelly wright in virginia beach. >> i am being told we are going to start with you, maria. we need to find out where this storm is and where it is heading. >> it made land fall yesterday outside of the atlantic city area. not so much because of the rainfall mostly because of the storm surge. that is also a record that we set across the area. motor manhattan and the hudson river. we heard about significant damage to subway lines through tunnels during some flooding right now even water on runways. we have bee
>> at least 38 people are dead across the northeast in sandy's wake. a storm that may be the worst new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook a
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning into eporters on the web. of this building heap of rubble. tourist attraion today, a disaster zone. beep]. >> one man in his car floating own 14th street. > need to get out and get in a car. > and a jet skier on a new york road turned into a river. "the new york times" with this ime lapapse video as the storm hit. he donald hunkered down in his rump fortress, tweeting in "everything's normal" pic today. > my office is open, the building is a rock and doesn't budge. > this is the moment much of manhattan was plunged into arkness. wild video of a transformer exploding. crews furiously working to get electricity back on. > power outages for m
now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. >>> reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a l
is getting to see the full devastation of super storm sandy. the massive storm is blamed for at least 18 deaths at least 7.5 million utility customers have lost power in 16 states and washington, d.c. >>> it is estimated that sandy has cause edd $10 to $20 billion in damage, making it one of the most expensive storms in america american history. financial markets are closed again because of the storm. here in new york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superst
, covering the remains of super storm sandy. i'm in new york city, lower manhattan this morning. also lots to bring up to speed with across this city. there's a major fire that is burning. dozens of homes have been destroyed by this raging fire and there are two dozen more that are still burning. update you on what's happening there. also, in lower manhattan where i am today, flooded by historic storm surge, a power transformer not very far from here has exploded. it plunged this neighborhood into darkness, forced the evacuation as well, the partial evacuation of one of new york's largest hospitals. transportation here in the city has been paralyzed. the subway system could be shut down for days. from the carolinas to new england and beyond, cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm here in new york and where this super storm is headed, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 30th and special coverage of super storm sandy begins right now. >>> morning. welcome, everybody. you're watching our special coverage. we want to welcome our international viewers. they've been calling thi
live reports up and down the east coast as sandy continues to rip down power lines and flood streets and communities and cause those evacuations. >> we continue to watch this dangerous storm all long. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this histori
>>> super storm sandy, she is here, blamed for two deaths in the state of maryland, a lot of places up and down the east coast, are a mess on this tuesday morning. thank you for joining us. we went on early for you today. >> i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. team coverage throughout the day for you here in the aftermath of hurricane now super storm sandy, on the right, you see a life shot, hamdon, beneath the jfx, baltimore cities we will have a live report from sherrie johnson and on the left, new york city, moments ago, president barack obama has announced a disaster area declaration for new york and long island. >> we will cover both of those communities. what are we in store for today? >>> the worst -- >> woe, woe. >> we got rains we got lots of rain yesterday, we are going to get lots of rain today. we will see some of that today as well. i can't say the wore is over. all i can say is sandy made landfall. it could stall out for a bit and begin to move off towards the north. todays we are going to see hefty winds and alplenty of rain. we can see that behind me as we loo
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in, and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west, it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big picture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater, and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
much. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. tonight a monster storm sandy slamming the entire east coast. powerful winds and torrential rain turning dangerous and deadly. already at least five confirmed deaths in new york. one man was crushed to death when a tree fell on his house in queens. this mean storm made landfall two hours ago along the southern new jersey coast near atlantic city and starting its deadly journey up the coast, thrashing anything in her way. parts of lower manhattan in the dark. con edison deliberately shutting off power to thousands to prevent further storm damage. storm sunga surge is reaching rd high levels. getting help is a nightmare. new york city's 9-1-1 system is overloaed. it's not just new york, though, and new jersey. in maryland sandy downing trees, leaving thousands and thousands without power. in delaware and new jersey, raging flood waters drenching and in some instances drowning coastal towns. 50 million people still in sandy's line of fire. the count at this hour is more than three million without power. thousands and thousands of those without pow
about all of southern manhattan is shut down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island. this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: --sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. and the subway system in new york city is dealing with what the mta is calling an unprecedented situation. the new york stock exchange is closed. there are no school classes. live in new york, ines ferre. now back to you. >> thank you. >>> among the casualties from sandy a replica of a historic ship made for a movie. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now with a dramatic rescue operation as that ship went down. >> reporter: the boulder police departmenty was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. the bounty was built and now i
that same area and it could be out for days. >>> new jersey shouldered the brunt of the blow of sandy's streets in the town of moonockie. >> in little ferry we dispatched state and federally supported teams to assist in rescues and providing shelters of those in need. the delve of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> the winds from these storm may fuel flames from spread from one to 50 houses in a massive six alarm fire in queens. firefighters struggled to contain it while wading in ankle-high water. it's rarely seen in this city that never sleeps. sandy set a 13-foot high wall of water rushing through new york harbor and that water pouring into the subway tunnels. the head of the mta calling it the worst damage seen in the 100-year history of public transit here in the city. >> in a most dramatic fashion, sandy's winds caused a twisted crane to dangle perilously more than 70 floors up over midtown manhattan. look at that. emergency crews worried that it would slice through like a hot knife through butter. >> when i saw is the reports of the firefighters in queens or dow
this morning." super storm sandy leads a path of destruction. the death toll continues to rise. billions in damages. and millions remain without power. >> officials say it could take weeks to recover from the mid atlantic to the midwest. and it is not over yet. >> new jersey governor chris christie with us. our john miller is live in the nypd emergency command center. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> we knew this would be a great dangerous storm and the storm met our expectations. >> new york city is under sea right now. >> storm of the century. >> sandy slams into the northeast leaving millions ofle without power. at least 16 people dead. >> damage estimates are in the billions up and down the east coast. water rushing into the battery tunnel as well as lower manhattan. >> massive fire already decide dozens of homes in queens. >> nyu hospital forced to evacuate. everybody is rolling up their leaves and pitching in. >> land city the storm wiping out a huge section of the historic boardwalk. >> a giant crane
of hurricane sandy. >>> a positive jobs report is out this morning, with just four days to go until the election. >>> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should be -- i have a knife on my stoop, waiting for someo someone. >> millions of americans spend another night in the dark. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> frustration is being felt by hundreds of communities in new york and new jersey. >> no supplies. our kids are homeless, they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for just the little gas that's still left. >> it's a dog fight i hear. >> this is like preapocalyptic scenario. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >>> if you vote for me, we'll win this election, we'll keep moving forward. >> the signs out front forward, i think forewarned is a better word. >> don't you want this election over with already? >> the important october jobs report,
, power outages, traffic nightmares. tensions begin to boil over in the wake of hurricane sandy. >>> with four days to go until the election, could day's jobs report be a game-changer? >> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should -- i have someone coming. >> anger, fear and frustration grow as millions spend another night in the dark. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! >> the misery on staten island is being felt by residents in new york and new jersey. >> we have no surprise. our kids are homeless. they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for the little gas that's left. >> it's a dog fight out here. >> this is like pre-apocalyptic scenarios, you know. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >> if you vote for me, we'll win this election. we'll keep moving forward. >> the sign out front is forward. i think forewarned is better. >> the good thing about voting
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
. hurricane sandy is tracking north, set to combine with two major winter storms and a full moon, which makes the tides even higher. we are being warned that the situation is very serious and could be the most serious weather event that the northeast has seen in decades. >> jamie: good morning, everyone. >> eric: sandy battering the southern states right now, pounding north carolina with powerful winds and rains. and sending massive wave, crashing ashore. people in delaware, bracing for the storm to strike there. communities along the coast under a mandatory evacuation order. we have fox team coverage with peter doocy live on the ground. first, let's go to our chief meteorologist in the fox extreme weather center. rick, they are saying this could be reminiscent of the storm of 'threat 38 that killed 30 people. could it be? >> reporter: types are different. but this will absolutely be probably the strongest storm for places like north jersey, new york city and long island that anybody has ever experienced, to put that into perspective for you. a very strong, incred iible, daicialtion, potentia
>>> that does it for this edition of "360." "early start" begins right now. >>> sandy's stunning aftermath. devastation along the jersey store. you're taking a look at it, homes and lives wiped away. >>> rescue operations still underway as some people remain trapped in water-swamped homes. >>> and new york city struggling to recover. hundreds of thousands are still without power and a flooded subway system remains shut down. >>> more than 80 homes in that tight-knit neighborhood in queens in new york burned to the ground during the storm. amazingly, just three minor injuries there. >>> and president obama gets the firsthand look at the destruction today as he comes to new jersey. >>> the human toll from sandy, 33 people killed in the u.s., 6.5 million customers remain without power. the total cost of property damage and lost busiest mated betwe business is estimated at $10 to $20 billion. and that could be on the low end. good morning, i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. we have a field of reporters covering the aftermath of sandy from every angle. rob marciano in new york
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> sandy strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 16 million are without power. -- 6 million people are without power. >> hello and welcome to washington on the east coast of america where the devastating power of storm sandy was unleashed last night, leaving millions in new york without power and widespread flooding in lower manhattan. break hasas triggered a majo
night for emergency crews all up and down the east coast. sandy causing massive flooding, down trees, and power outages, leaving to several rescues as well. good morning, washington. it is use morning, october 30. >> unbelievable pictures to share with you. now, throughout our newscast, we're going to scroll area closures along the screen. we want to get right over to jacqui, who's been following the situation all night into this early morning and joins us with the latest. >> good morning, guys. the worst is over. that's the best thing i can tell you. still lingering impacts. sandy no longer a hurricane, but still packing winds. take a look at the satellite and radar picture. you can pick out the center of circulation t. is moving across central pennsylvania at this time up to our north, and it's moving off to the west. we're going to continue to get some rainfall here this morning, occasionally off and on, and our temperatures are so cold, a little snow mixing in from the west. of course, the higher elevations getting hit hard now with some sno
♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: good morning, everybody. hurricane sandy leaving 16 people dead and plunging millions in the dark and unleashing a wave of devastation that will leave you speechless. >> gretchen: we have every angle covered for you . peter is in the beach. and todd in new york city and we have maria molina as well to bring us the latest on the weather situation. >> brian: first we will update you overnight. a massive fire burning in queens. devastating to see and no sign of being contained. 50 homes are in flames at this hour and the situation is going from bad to worse. joining us on the phone is power authority spokesman michael. michael so far 50 homes. are firefighters working on this? >> right now facts are sketchy. we believe that the power was out in the area before the fire started and so we are not involved in the fire-fighting activitis and we don't know the cause. >> steve: i know that apparently 25 houses are destroyed so far. and 195 firefighters are working the blaze two people with minor injuries. the problem in cases like this, michael, sometimes
trying to restore power to more than 6,100 customers. >> residents assess sandy's peak. >> that includes the federal government which is closed today to all nonessential personnel. a number of students have the day off of school in virginia, arlington, fair tax, falls church city. also manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania and stafford county schools. >> in maryland, prince george's and howard county schools as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. d.c. public schools also closed. you can find a complete list of closures at the bottom of your screen and nbcwashington.com. >>> you won't be able to take metro trains or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 met
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